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By Prof. David W. Chapman, William K. Cummings, Gerard A. Postiglione (auth.), Prof. David W. Chapman, William K. Cummings, Gerard A. Postiglione (eds.)

This booklet examines matters that experience emerged as better schooling structures and person associations throughout East Asia confront and adapt to the altering financial, social, and academic environments during which they now function. The publication' s concentration is on how larger schooling structures study from one another and at the ways that they collaborate to deal with new demanding situations. The sub-theme that runs via this quantity matters the altering nature of cross-border sharing. specifically, the availability of technical advice through extra industrialized nations to decrease and center source of revenue nations has given solution to collaborations that position the latter' s engaging associations on a extra equivalent footing. even as, there's a better variety of partnerships that hyperlink better schooling platforms within the East Asian quarter to each other. whilst obstacles turn into extra porous and permeable, there's transforming into attractiveness of the view that move border collaboration, if performed good, can supply collectively valuable benefits on a number of degrees. there's a new popularity that the intensified overseas sharing of principles, ideas of studying, and scholars isn't just of large worth to structures and associations yet necessary to their long-term survival. To this finish, the chapters during this quantity learn numerous motivations, ambitions, mechanisms, results and demanding situations linked to cross-border collaboration in larger education.

Crossing Borders in East Asian better Education used to be provided 1st position within the Annual Comparative and foreign schooling Society's better schooling SIG within the class Best in booklet for 2009-2010 educational year.

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Such programs, advocates suggest, can promote access, improve relevance, and enhance educational quality. Futao Huang examines these claims in Chapter 12. He looks at the relative impact of incoming cross-border education programs on higher education institutions in Japan and China. He carefully and convincingly argues that there is little or no evidence that the introduction of foreign education programs has played any meaningful role in accelerating the pace of massification of higher education, enhanced the quality of teaching, or improved the rate or amount of student learning in either Japan or China.

A declining population in Japan combined with an ageing society is having major consequences. The decline in the numbers of younger workers necessitates efforts to retain workers and maintain productivity East Asian Knowledge Systems 33 and national wealth. The under-enrolled universities, closures of colleges, and demands for international students continue to plague the system. New types of students, including mature and international students, will increase. Universities and colleges are trying to identify global standards for quality assurance.

The plan called for the entrance rate for higher education to move from the then 13% to over 20% by 2010, making the rate equivalent to that of a moderately developed nation. However, by 2007, China’s largest city had a gross enrollment ratio exceeding 60%. Between 2010 and 2020, the gross entrance rate of higher education is set to exceed 40%, and from 2021 to 2050 to reach at least 50%. China’s higher education expansion would not have been tenable without private higher education, despite the latter’s shortcomings in providing a quality of instruction as high as that of the public universities.

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